New Faces of Hope, breaking the prison cycle

I provided photos for a Michael L. Jones story that appeared on the June 1, 2016 cover of the LEO Weekly, “New Faces of Hope, breaking the prison cycle“.

Gisela Nelson, executive director of New Legacy Reentry Corp,, and husband Paul Nelson, Sr., show the remodeling work completed in the building where New Legacy is housed. They have seven community members living in their building on Garvin Place. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)
Gisela Nelson, executive director of New Legacy Reentry Corp,, and husband Paul Nelson, Sr., show the remodeling work completed in the building where New Legacy is housed. They have seven community members living in their building on Garvin Place. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)
LEO Weekly Jan.1, 2016 cover, "New Faces of Hope, breaking the prison cycle."
LEO Weekly Jan.1, 2016 cover, “New Faces of Hope, breaking the prison cycle.”
Here’s hope for a solution to chronic recidivism using the model provided by New Legacy Reentry Corporation.

The feature profiles Gisela Nelson and her husband Paul Nelson Sr., who formed the New Legacy Reentry Corp., a faith-based organization that hopes to break the cycle of chronic recidivism for ex-offenders who have been incarcerated for nonviolent, nonsexual crimes. When the convict leaves prison, they’re given a place to live, a job and a chance to restart their life in a supportive environment. They’re an inspiring couple with a successful program.